I'm not sure how to do this one:

Carson went to pick apples at an orchard.he gave one-third of his apples to his friend Nathan.then he gave one-half of what he had to his friend Nikki.on his way home he dropped one-fourth if what he had left,so that he only had 9 for him and his family.how many apples did Carson pick originally?

Guest Mar 4, 2020

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x = number of apples with which he started

he gives away 1/3 so he has 2/3 left

2/3 x then he gives 1/2 away....leaving him 1/2 of what he had at this point

1/2 2/3 x then he dropped 1/4 ...so he still has 3/4 at this point

3/4 1/2 2/3 x = 9

6 /24 x = 9

x = original amount = 36 apples

ElectricPavlov Mar 4, 2020

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Best Answer

x = number of apples with which he started

he gives away 1/3 so he has 2/3 left

2/3 x then he gives 1/2 away....leaving him 1/2 of what he had at this point

1/2 2/3 x then he dropped 1/4 ...so he still has 3/4 at this point

3/4 1/2 2/3 x = 9

6 /24 x = 9

x = original amount = 36 apples

ElectricPavlov Mar 4, 2020